Laos Silk Fabric: Coffee Pinstripe


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This handsome pinstripe fabric is handwoven silk from Laos. Fine indigo, purple, charcoal, and white warp stripes repeat across a coffee-colored ground, and are muted by the interplay of the thicker brown-dyed unplied silk weft. The slubs of the weft threads soften the vertical lines and provide texture to the fabric. The warp is composed of seven colors of yarn. Cream is the natural silk color; dark blue is indigo (from hom, or Strobilanthes flaccidifolius) dipped in the vat 4 times;  dark charcoal from fermented phay; dark brown from keng (Dialium cochinchinensis) passed through ash water; purple from fangdeng (Caesalpinia sappan) mixed with mud liquid; dark lilac is dyed with fangdeng (Caesalpinias sappan) mixed with keemu. The weft is coffee-brown dyed with linmai. The cloth is light-weight and has a good drape. It is suitable for interior fabrics and clothing such as heavier shirts and dresses. Wash the fabric in cold water and air dry.

The fabric is sold by the yard.

Opened in 1992 by Director Rassanikone Nanong, Nikone Handicraft Centre is regenerating traditional Lao weaving and dyeing to produce textiles for modern interiors. More than 100 skilled weavers from villages in Vientiane create 100% handwoven naturally-dyed Lao silk and cotton fabrics, plus gift items, fashion accessories and home decor accessories.


Additional information


37 1/2" wide; sold by the yard


100% silk


medium-dark brown with fine indigo and white warp stripes

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